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Old 06-23-2003, 04:53 PM   #1
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Setting Linux Straight


Here's a few questions in one thread:

I know there has been several threads about it, but how do I silence the system bell? What line in what file is that?

Why does my screen flash when I log in? It does it for all users. I am using Mandrake 9 on a Compaq LTE 5280 (IE plain Pentium 120, 24MB Ram, etc.) While it's blank, I can sometimes hit keys on the keyboard and the letters will come up then, then when my screen "reappears", the letters aren't remembered. ..almost as if it's switching from my konsole to a blank konsole without a prompt. It does that a few times then it's ready. It only does it after I log in as any user, everytime.

I set this hard disk on this laptop (same one) up on another machine, and when I put the disk on a machine I didn't actually set it up on, I get a graphical boot and shutdown, but on the laptop, I get a text login, why?

How do I change my NumberLock status at boot time? CMOS NumberLock is off, but at the login prompt, Linux turns it on. How do I tell Linux to leave it off?
 
Old 06-24-2003, 12:06 AM   #2
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I set this hard disk on this laptop (same one) up on another machine, and when I put the disk on a machine I didn't actually set it up on, I get a graphical boot and shutdown, but on the laptop, I get a text login, why?

Probably /etc/X11/XF86Config is not configured correctly for your laptop monitor but is configured correctly for the other computer's monitor.
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Why does my screen flash when I log in?

I have the same problem. I chased it down to where I think that libpng has its libpng.so.x version number scheme thoroughly mixed up. If you can straighen that out let me know how you do it.
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I know there has been several threads about it, but how do I silence the
system bell? What line in what file is that?

Whenever I aquire a new computer I always cut the speaker wire.
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Old 06-24-2003, 06:04 PM   #3
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Originally posted by jailbait
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I set this hard disk on this laptop (same one) up on another machine, and when I put the disk on a machine I didn't actually set it up on, I get a graphical boot and shutdown, but on the laptop, I get a text login, why?

Probably /etc/X11/XF86Config is not configured correctly for your laptop monitor but is configured correctly for the other computer's monitor.
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Why does my screen flash when I log in?

I have the same problem. I chased it down to where I think that libpng has its libpng.so.x version number scheme thoroughly mixed up. If you can straighen that out let me know how you do it.
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I know there has been several threads about it, but how do I silence the
system bell? What line in what file is that?

Whenever I aquire a new computer I always cut the speaker wire.
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Unfortunately, that tells me very littile. I'm probably NOT going to be the one figuring out why my screen flashes. As far as the graphical boot, it must be using SVGA-Lib since this is BEFORE X actually ingages (as far as I know). You know how Mandrake has that graphical boot and shutdown thing? On my laptop, I see where it tries to go to the graphical mode, but that mode is invalid and it prompts me for a mode. As far as the system bell, it beeps through the sound card (laptop) so removing the speakers isn't recommended. I also used to remove the speaker from new computers. Now, I would like to know how to turn my NumberLock status off. (Fn-End isn't what I mean, though that is a quick fix )
 
Old 06-24-2003, 10:10 PM   #4
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man setleds

^for Num Lock

I also turned my speaker off when working in terminals. Can't for the life of me remember what I changed. if I remember, I'll get back to you.
 
Old 06-24-2003, 10:28 PM   #5
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man setleds

^for Num Lock
Thanks! That will be mighty handy for me.
 
Old 06-24-2003, 10:42 PM   #6
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Thanks! That will be mighty handy for me.
Dam! Didn't work.
 
Old 06-24-2003, 10:48 PM   #7
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Dam! Didn't work.
INITTY=/dev/tty[1-8];for tty in $INITTY; do setleds -D +num < $tty; done


As for turning off the bell:

xset -b

Hope this helps

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Old 06-25-2003, 05:26 PM   #8
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What file makes it permanent? /etc/profile?
 
Old 06-25-2003, 10:01 PM   #9
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~/.bashrc is more suitable I guess
 
  


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